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Effects of Punishment on Youth
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Hirschfield’s Definition of Juvenile Punishment AKA “Sanctions” (Sherman) The intended, legally authorized and state- imposed deprivation of liberty or infliction of pain, hardship, or other injury in response to alleged delinquency. Includes arrest and court processing. What is labeled treatment may also be punishment (and vice versa). Q: Examples of blurring line btw treatment and punishment? Officially labeled “accountability.”
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Theories of Sanctions D e t e r r e n c e R e c i d i v i s m ? L a b e l i n g S a n c t i o n s + - + - Are Observed Effects Due to Selection Bias?
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Meta-analytic research on formal juv. jus. processing effects Petrosino et al (2010) reviewed 29 experiments or quasi-experiments (’73 to ’08) on the effects of formal processing vs. diversion programs or true diversion. On average studies show more recidvism (prevalence, incidence, severity and self- reported) for the formally processed. Incidence is especially significant.
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Formal Processing seems to be more harmful than diversion programs and very slightly more harmful than doing nothing.
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